Hello from Vancouver, Canada! At the beginning of April, I joined DataCite as the Technical Community Manager. I am thrilled to be working with the DataCite team, and look forward to engaging further with the DataCite community in the coming months.
At DataCite, my role will lead adoption efforts and engage with the DataCite community on technical implementation. This will include working directly with DataCite members and Service Providers on integrations and workflows. As I am based in Canada, I will also be coordinating the Americas Expert Group and will be a point of contact for organizations in North America. In addition, I will coordinate with the Metadata Working Group on development and adoption of the DataCite metadata schema. I am excited to be supporting all three of DataCite’s Strategic Pillars, with a focus on metadata completeness and improving discoverability of research outputs.
Before joining DataCite, I worked with the Digital Research Alliance of Canada’s research data management team (formerly known as the Portage Network) as the Discovery and Metadata Coordinator. Among other responsibilities, I led technical support for the DataCite Canada Consortium and became involved in the persistent identifiers’ community, including joining the ROR Curation Advisory Board, DataCite’s Americas Expert Group, and the DataCite Metadata Working Group. I also supported Canada’s national research data infrastructure, focusing on metadata for the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) and discovery service. With a background in libraries and computer science, I feel right at home in roles that combine metadata wrangling, technical support, software development, and user experience work, and I’m looking forward to applying many of these same skills at DataCite.